USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
Beach Monitoring Research
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The USGS Ohio Water Science Center (OWSC) works with
State and local agencies, academia, and other federal agencies to strengthen the science of beach monitoring. The OWSC is also collaborating on
Great Lakes beach science as part of the USGS Oceans Research Priority Plan
and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Four science elements are addressed
as part of this Great Lakes collaboration: real-time assessments; pathogens and
microbial source tracking; coastal processes; and data analysis, interpretation,